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Tree Planting Events

That's a Wrap!

Tree Planting - Group PhotoThank you to everyone who came out to a planting in either the spring or fall this year! We had another stellar year with thousands of new trees planted all across the Forest City.

See below for information about our fall Tree Plantings and how to be a Tree Planter volunteer. If you want to volunteer, be sure to look back here next spring, as our dates will be posted in April 2019.

Get to know your community, meet new people, enjoy the outdoors, and help make London healthier and greener by volunteering to plant trees. 

Tree Plantings

Volunteer to Plant Trees

No experience, training or volunteer registration is required to attend a tree planting event. We'll teach you how to plant a tree at the beginning of the event. Click here for more information about being a tree planter. View planting dates below.

Volunteer Groups If you are coming with a group of 10 more or more, please let us know so we can acknowledge your group at the planting.

Here are some tips to help you have a great volunteer experience:

  • Be prompt – we’ll teach you how to plant trees at the beginning of the event.
  • Wear sturdy shoes – no sandals or flip-flops please.
  • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we plant rain or shine! Don’t forget sunscreen.
  • Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
  • Bring a shovel if you have one, but we have many to lend you if you don’t.
  • High school students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
  • Consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking the bus to our events.
  • Some of our locations are tricky to find. Please look at our maps and watch for posted white signs directing you to the planting locations.
  • We do cancel plantings due to inclement weather, so please check day-of on Facebook and our website if you are unsure.

Fall 2018 Plantings

*** The tree planting event scheduled for Sunday, Septmeber 30th from 1pm - 4pm at Vauxhall Park has been POSTPONED to Spring 2019.  We apologize for any inconveniences, but hope to see you out at any of the other events this fall! ***

Date

Time

Location

Saturday September 8

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Somerset Woods

   635 Boler Rd

Sunday September 9

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pond Edge Berm

  37 Ponds Edge Crt

Tuesday September 11

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Applegate SWM

  4322 Masterson Circle

Saturday September 15 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hyde Park SWM

  1338 Hyde Park Rd

Saturday September 22 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thames Park

  15 Ridout St

Sunday September 23 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hyde Park SWMF

  1695 Hyde Park Rd

Thursday September 27 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Shelborne Park South

  855 Deveron Cres

Saturday September 29 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cantebury Park

  99 Prince of Wales Gate

Sunday September 30 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2019

Vauxhall Park

75 Aluania St

Saturday October 13 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Admiral Park

  284 Admiral Dr

Saturday October 20 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cheswick Park

  88 Lacey Cres

Sunday October 21 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Grampian Woods

  265 Bournemouth Dr

Saturday October 27 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dingman Park

  4695 Dingman Dr

Sunday October 28 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Halls Mills Park

  250 Halls Mills Rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, September 8th (12pm – 3pm)

Somerset Woods – 635 Boler Rd

ReForest London and volunteers from Western University as a part of their Orientation Serves event, the 84th Scouts Group, the CN Pensioners, CN Police, and neighbourhood residents kicked off the fall planting season by spending a cool afternoon planting 450 native trees and shrubs to expand an existing woodland in a city park.  Many thanks to CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program, Tree Canada, the Government of Ontario (Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program), and the City of London for their support of this event!

 

Sunday, September 9th (1pm – 4 pm)

Pond Edge Berm – 37 Ponds Edge Crt

Our second planting of the season aimed to plant 228 native trees and shrubs adjacent to a railway line behind a neighbourhood in Pond Mills.  Many thanks to CN through the CN Ecoconnexions program, Tree Canada, the City of London, and the Government of Ontario through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

 

Tuesday, September 11th (6pm – 8pm)

Applegate SWM – 4322 Masterson Circle

Thanks to the City of London, we were able to add 60 new native trees and shrubs, as well as incorporate some additional wildflowers, to the stormwater management pond in this Lambeth Community.  Thank you to the City of London for both funding and volunteering at this fantastic event!

 

Saturday, September 15th (10am – 1pm)

Hyde Park SWM – 1338 Hyde Park Rd

Thank you to CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program, Tree Canada, the Government of Ontario through the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund, and the City of London for funding this planting! We are working to plant 276 native trees and shrubs surrounding this stormwater management pond. Due to the heat on our original planting day, we were unable to get every single tree in the ground.  We are pairing up with Deloitte in early October to finish the remainder of the planting!

 

Saturday, September 22nd (10am – 1 pm)

Thames Park – 15 Ridout St S

Closest Major Intersection: Ridout St and Horton St

We are working to expand existing woodland cover in this busy City park by adding over 250 native trees and shrubs this fall!Thank you to our funders for this event - CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program, Tree Canada, the City of London, and the Government of Ontario through the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund. 

 

Sunday, September 23rd (1pm – 4pm)

Hyde Park SWMF – 1695 Hyde Park Rd

Closest Major Intersection: Hyde Park Rd and Gainsborough Rd

We are very excited to be working with volunteer groups and members of the public to add over 200 native trees and shrubs to the slopes of this stormwater management pond in the Hyde Park neighbourhood! A huge thank you to CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program, Tree Canada, and to the City of London for funding this event.  

 

Thursday, September 27th (1:30pm – 4:30pm)

Shelborne Park South – 855 Deveron Crescent

Closest Major Intersection: Deveron Crescent and Commissioners Rd E

Together with some amazing volunteers, we are thrilled to be expanding an existing forest with the wonderful support and funding from CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program, Tree Canada, the City of London and the Government of Ontario!

 

Saturday, September 29th (10am – 1pm)

Cantebury Park – 99 Prince of Wales Gate

Closest Major Intersection: Sarnia Rd and Hyde Park Rd

ReForest London is over the moon about adding over 400 trees to Cantebury Park this fall!  A huge thank you to CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program, Tree Canada, TD Friends of the Environment Fund, and Fairstone Financial, and the City of London for funding this amazing project that is sure to transform this park!

 

Saturday, October 13th (10am – 1pm)

Admiral Park – 284 Admiral Dr

Closest Major Intersection: Clarke Rd and Trafalgar St

Admiral Park marks the first of two multicultural plantings this year! We’re excited to be working with LUSO and their clients to plant trees and make London a greener, leafier place to live and group. All volunteers welcome! We are thrilled and so thankful to our funders: CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program, Tree Canada, the Government of Ontario through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, and the Multicultural Community Capacity Grant, and to the City of London!

 

Saturday, October 14th (10am – 1pm)

Cheswick Park – 88 Lacey Cres

Closest Major Intersection: Bradley Ave and Ernest Ave

Cheswick Park is the second of two multicultural plantings this fall, this time with the help of the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre, their clients, and neighbours from the surrounding community!  Again, we are so thankful to our funders of these amazing plantings: CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program, Tree Canada, the Government of Ontario through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, and the Multicultural Community Capacity Program, and to the City of London! We’re also happy to be having the chance to recognize Old Oak Properties at this event. Old Oak Properties recently became a Silver Level sponsor of the Million Tree Challenge, and will be sending volunteers to help plant some oak trees in this park in London’s White Oaks neighbourhood. Hopefully in a hundred years, these trees will be “old oaks” of their own! Thank you, Old Oak Properties!

 

Sunday, October 21st (1pm – 4 pm)

Grampian Woods – 265 Bournemouth Dr

Closest Major Intersection: Gore Rd and Veterans Memorial Parkway

We’re excited to be working with KPMG and volunteers from the neighbourhood to plant at this neighbourhood park, which will help buffer the park a bit from a nearby industrial area. Thank you so much to our funders, KPMG, CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program, Tree Canada, and the City of London for making this event possible!

 

Saturday, October 27th (10am – 1pm)

Dingman Park – 4695 Dingman Dr

Closest Major Intersection: Dingman Dr and Wonderland Rd S

We are excited to be returning to this site, one of the largest we’ve had the chance to plant on. The soil at this site is pretty heavy, so we recommend volunteers come ready for a good workout! Thank you to our funders, CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program, Tree Canada and the City of London for funding this event!  We can’t wait to work with community volunteers to plant 250 native trees and shrubs to this park.

 

Sunday, October 28th (2:30pm – 5pm)

Halls Mills Park – 250 Halls Mill Rd

Closest Major Intersection: Boler Rd and Commissioners Rd W

Our final planting of the year is another amazing Interfaith Planting!  This is our sixth annual tree planting event with London’s interfaith community, at which we will be working with various faith groups across the City to plant 272 native trees and shrubs to Halls Mills Park.  A huge thank you to these faith groups, the City of London, as well as CN through the CN Ecoconnexions Program and Tree Canada for funding this event and making it all possible!

 

 

Questions

For questions related to volunteering please contact:
Kelsey Nicholls, Community Engagement Coordinator 
Email: volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
Phone: 
519-936-9548 x 221